Princeton Review Names Hartwick a Best Northeastern College

Hartwick College has again been recognized as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to national education services company The Princeton Review. Hartwick is one of 225 colleges chosen for the “Best in the Northeast” section of the website feature, “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

The Princeton Review’s “regional best” colleges constitute only 25% of the nation’s four-year schools. From hundreds of institutions considered in each region, schools were selected primarily for their excellent academics. Secondarily, The Princeton Review took into account what students attending the schools reported about their campus experiences. Across the four locales reviewed – the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West – a total of 649 schools were named to these lists.

“It is gratifying that The Princeton Review has again recognized Hartwick as a ‘Best College in the Northeast,'” said Hartwick College Director of Admissions Lisa Starkey-Wood. “Student comments demonstrate that Hartwick continues to deliver an incredible and life-changing collegiate experience, both inside and outside the classroom.”

Within the listing, Hartwick College is described as “a tight-knit community that gives endless opportunities to its students.”

Student comments on The Princeton Review’s Hartwick College profile also include:
  • “Hartwick College and the surrounding area afford a marvelous immersion into the Catskill foothills.”
  • Students are particularly drawn to “the strong English program,” “the creative writing club,” the commitment to “going green,” and “the great honors program.”
  • The faculty are comprised of “simply AMAZING!” professors who “bend over backwards to make sure [you] understand the material.”
  • Hartwick is an “institution of unforgettable and magical experiences.”
  • “Each week we have a number of symposiums and academic discussions on contentious and current issues.”
  • Students tend to be “very outgoing, they get along with the community and faculty and staff very well, and they interact with their peers like they have known them for years.”

Since 1992, The Princeton Review has been one of the most trusted sources for college rankings and information. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University or the Educational Testing Service.

For additional information, contact Starkey-Wood at or 607-431-4116.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
Phone:        607-431-4031

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